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Presenter: John Heer and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:40 am EDT
Break:                                11:40 am - 12:10 pm EDT
Afternoon Session:              12:10 - 4:20 pm EDT


Defining and Identifying Brownfields          J. Heer
Legal definition of a brownfield
Common types of brownfield sites:
• Railroads    • Gas stations
• Refineries    • Dry cleaners
• Chemical manufacturers/storage facilities
• Heavy industrial facilities
Common liabilities associated with brownfields

Federal and State Regulation of Brownfield Sites          J. Heer
Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
• CERCLA liability scheme      • CERCLA trust fund
• National Priorities List
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
• RCRA scope       • RCRA requirements
• State and local regulations and incentives
• Ohio EPA Voluntary Action Program (VAP)

Assessing Sites and Identifying Risks          K. Teuscher/M. Kurinsky
Retaining an environmental consultant
Due diligence and performing a Phase 1 site assessment
Data quality objectives
Scope of subsurface investigation
Risk-based decisions
Projecting remediation costs and working with regulators

Implementing Remediation Technologies and Processes          K. Teuscher/M. Kurinsky
Engineering and institutional controls
Biological treatments Physico-chemical treatments
Thermal treatments Other options

Planning and Implementing Site Remediation          K. Teuscher/M. Kurinsky
and Redevelopment Strategies
Working with regulators
Working with consultants and technicians
Regulatory enforcement options
Exploring options for redevelopment
Redevelopment financing


Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Attorneys
  • Certified Financial Planners
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects

Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

Certified Planners – AICP
CM | 7

Landscape Architects
7.0 HSW Contact Hours

7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours

Ohio Attorneys
7.0 CLE Hours

Construction Contractors
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This live, interactive webinar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 HSW contact hours to landscape architects in most states, including Ohio. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

This course is approved by the American Planner Association AICP for CM | 7 for Certified Planners.

This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES and LA CES.

The Ohio Commission on CLE has approved this online course for 7.0 General CLE hours.

The current status of pending continuing education credits can be viewed at www.halfmoonseminars.org under this event listing.

This course offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing board.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts during the presentation, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


John Heer

Attorney at Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services

Mr. Heer has almost 30 years of experience practicing litigation, transactional, regulatory and environmental law, including experience with traditional environmental issues relating to the Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); the Clean Air Act; the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, the Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); brownfields; wetlands and stormwater. He also has experience across North America with sustainability and chemical management. He is also a certified ISO 14001:2004 EHS auditor. Mr. Heer earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he earned the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Excellence in Advocacy Award on the National Mock Trial team. He received a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Indiana University.

Michael P. Kurinsky

TRC Companies, Inc., Project Manager, Environmental Due Diligence

Mr. Kurinsky has over 13 years of experience in managing and providing technical support for diverse projects for identifying, investigating and remediating environmental impacts, including projects performed through the Ohio Voluntary Action Program (VAP) that require the completion of a no further action (NFA) letter package and obtaining a covenant not to sue (CNS). His experience includes ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), ASTM Phase II investigations, remedial investigations, environmental compliance evaluations, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting, spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC) plans, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting and associated storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs), wastewater permitting, Ohio Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR) closures, Ohio Cessation of Regulated Operations (CRO) Program, transactional due diligence support, environmental liability risk summaries and desktop reviews. Mr. Kurinsky regularly provides advisory and assurance-related services to clients on environmental liabilities, corporate governance, environmental health and safety management and social responsibility strategies.

Kathleen Teuscher

TRC Companies, Inc., Senior Project Manager/Human Health Risk Assessor

Ms. Teuscher has over 30 years of diversified experience in the chemical and environmental industry and has provided project management and key technical support for a variety of projects. In addition to managing TRC’s Cleveland office, she has performed numerous human health risk assessments in accordance with various state and federal guidelines. Her areas of expertise include remedial investigation, risk assessment, vapor intrusion, Brownfield redevelopment, RCRA closures, numerous Phase I/Phase II environmental assessments, feasibility studies, statistical analyses, and analytical chemistry. Ms. Teuscher has performed human health risk assessments and provided technical support for a variety of projects under such programs as CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, and individual state and USEPA brownfield programs. She has had success in identifying reasonable and protective alternatives for risk-based solutions to environmental concerns. Ms. Teuscher’s experience also includes performing lab audits, data validation, implementation of QA/QC procedures, and preparing quality assurance project plans. Prior to consulting, she was QA/QC director for a large environmental laboratory.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Brownfields Regulation, Remediation and Redevelopment

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour lecture presentation examines was is a brownfield and identifies common types of them, identifies federal and state regulation of brownfield sites, describes how to assess sites and identify risks, and explains remediation technologies and redevelopment strategies.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the characteristics of a brownfield and identify the common types of industries than contaminated structures and/or soil.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference federal and state regulations on brownfields and remediation requirements, and they will be able to access available redevelopment incentives.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the process of assessing brownfields and identifying the risks associated with them.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe available remediation technologies, including biological treatments, physico-chemical treatments, and thermal treatments.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to assist with planning and implementing site remediation and redevelopment strategies, including working with regulators, consultants and technicians, exploring options for redevelopment, and financing.

LUs: 7                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site evaluations and development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 03/03/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.